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The 12 Best White Sneakers for Men, Ranked

This year’s 133rd Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament enforced its decades-long all-white dress code—including sneakers. While Stan Smiths and Common Projects Achilles’ are a definitive minimalist wardrobe staple, there are also several classic white sneakers for men that you should know.

 

While the 80s and 90s were primarily a bold time for design, these white sneaker options celebrate the longstanding heritage and give its wearer endless versatility for their wardrobes.

 

While the rule of thumb is generally accepted as “don't wear white after labor day,” we kindly disagree. Wearing white sneakers in winter is the biggest flex. Everyone is donned in dark city colors like navy, black and variations of gray. New Yorkers are trained to look at feet, so why not contrast your look with white shoes? We wear white sneakers year-round.

 

Here are 12 best white sneakers for men, ranked in descending order.

12. Reebok Workout Clean MU x Oi Polloi

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Reebok

One VaynerMedia employee claims to have purchase three different pairs of this Reebok white sneaker. With a classic gum sole and green lettering, the collaboration with Manchester’s Oi Polloi is a fresh take on the Workout Clean MU. The leather upper and rubber outsole make for a quality sneaker.

Reebok, $99

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Saks Fifth Avenue

11. Saint Laurent SL/06

The SL/06 is Saint Laurent’s heritage tennis shoe. While the standard editions of the shoe usually feature a full-grain leather upper with subtle contrasting against the predominately white design, this particular sneaker has an off-white canvas upper with distressing that extends to the midsole. Next to the frayed seams is the insignia ‘Saint Laurent,’ in a handwritten Sharpie font on the side panels. We’re into this one for its very fashion-with-a-capital-F appeal and play on high/low dressing.

 

Saks Fifth Avenue, $545

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10. Nike Grandstand II

Revived from the early 90s Nike Tennis Vault, the Grandstand II reappears with its traditional minimalism take. It is so white that it even passes the standards set for Wimbledon. This low-top tennis sneaker is accented with a subtle Nike Sportswear logo in varsity royal blue on the lateral panel, sock liner and Nike lettering on the heel while the gum outsole adds a vintage appeal. If you’re looking for a white sneaker with a pop of color, this could be a contender.

Nike, $73

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GREATS

9. GREATS Royale

GREATS is the perfect low-profile, classic pair of leather trainers that don’t cost an arm and leg. Founded in 2014, the brand’s mission is to sell high-end essentials with premium craftsmanship at a reasonable price. The Royale embodies the traditional heritage tennis shape featuring a leather upper construction, a low-top design and minimal branding. This all-white option is designed to pair with every outfit, while its detailed construction ensures that it’s both sustainable and built to last. Made in supple, vegetable-tanned calfskin, you’re going to love the feel of this sneaker.

GREATS, $179

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Matches Fashion

8. A.P.C. Logo Print Leather Trainers

A.P.C. is known for its wide selection of minimalist staples, like their selvage denim, suede bomber jackets and Breton sweaters. After collaborating with Nike and Vans, they’ve also adopted their own in-line collection of footwear staples that range from retro runners to heritage offerings, like their Logo Print leather trainers. The brand recently collaborated with hip-hop artist Kid Cudi, which included an assortment of reworked staples with the artist’s vibrant flare. One of the key styles included was the Minimal Sneaker, which is essentially the Logo Print sneaker but contrasted with an embossed A.P.C logo and “Cudder” in red. The standard edition is the same low-profile silhouette that still features a smooth leather upper and a tapered midsole, with the classic A.P.C. logo on the heel.

Matches Fashion, $322

7. Nike SB Dunk Low Premium White Game Royal

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“Currently, I’m in love with these white Dunks with a pop of New York Mets blue,” says Sam Woolley, a VaynerMedia employee. “I like to pair them with dark colors and a matching Mets hat. Full disclosure: I bought this pair and then a sweatshirt, and ultimately a Mets hat on separate occasions this summer to wear this winter.”

StockX, Prices Vary

6. Chuck Taylor All Star High Top

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Converse

The best thing about white sneakers is that they can work with almost any outfit. They give you a reason to buy fun, colorful socks, and once the shoe gets a little dirty, you've got the "worn look." Sarah Jacobs, the Photo Editor at ONE37pm, claims that her favorite white sneak is the classic Chuck Taylor All Star High Top in Optical White. “The blue and red detail on the sole adds a hint of color, and high tops just have the automatic cool factor,” she says.

Converse, $55

5. Nike Dunk Low 'Triple White'

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GOAT

Spotted on the feet of another VayerMedia employee, the Nike Dunk Low is as classic as they come. Designed by Peter Moore at Nike, the Dunk silhouette has become an iconic must-have in any guy’s wardrobe. “Since 2002, Nike SB has transcended skate culture while staying true to its roots. With its influential design and endless colorways, Nike SB remains a beloved staple in sneaker history,” says sneaker retailer GOAT.

GOAT, Prices Vary

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4. Adidas Supercourt

Drawing inspiration from ‘80s tennis footwear, the Adidas Supercourt blends similar design details from other Three Stripes classics like the lateral and heel panels of the Stan Smith and a toe box that mirrors the Rivalry Low and SC Premiere. Featuring an all-white leather upper that matches the Wimbledon dress code, this shoe also includes an off-white midsole that resembles the look of a vintage tennis shoe.

Buy Now, $100

3. Nike Blazer 77 Mid Sail

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The Nike Blazer is a basketball shoe created in 1972 and named after the Trail Blazers, the NBA franchise based in Portland, Oregon. It is a timeless high-top silhouette that can be dressed up or down and worn during any season. With classically constructed versatility, this deserves a strong spot on our list. Released on April 12, 2019, this colorway is perfect for our all-white sneaker round-up for guys.

StockX, Prices Vary

2. Adidas SC Premiere

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Adidas

Editors and industry insiders are big fans of the Adidas SC Premiere. Overall, it is a super high-quality shoe at an affordable price. The soft leather exterior and cream sole are chunky, but not dinosaur chunky. Adidas dubs it, “a crisp new take on a classic court style.” In a triple-white colorway, this forever crowd favorite is not one to miss.

Adidas, $100

1. Air Force 1s

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Nike

As apparent as this answer is for white shoes, “Uptowns” or Air Force 1s is the winner of our list.  That's it. Not Stan Smiths, not Shell Toes. The trend of predominately white hipsters wearing them and tightly lacing them hurts us on a level, but the low, mid and high AF1s are a forever classic, known as ”Uptowns” due to the shoe’s popularity in Harlem—the birthplace of hip hop. 

 

Associate Editor Omari White says, “Nike Air Force 1s are my favorite pair of white sneakers because they represent my upbringing as a native New Yorker. These classic sneakers are the perfect shoe that brings out the swagger and personality out of anybody’s outfit.”

 

Initially released in 1982, the AF1 will forever win the title of best white sneakers for men.

Nike, $90
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